Much of my day is spent speaking about God. It’s what I do, it’s a large part of my job. I speak to children, to teens and to adults. I speak to individuals and I speak to groups.
And, once in a while, I hear my words and think, ‘I really need to listen to this!’ I don’t mean to imply that I tell others what to do and then go off and do whatever I want to, that’s not it. It’s more like, I spend a lot of time and energy speaking of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness and then at the end of the day, I ‘beat myself up’ for my slip-ups.
The same applies to my reading. I will find a real gem and think, ‘Oh, I need this for this talk, or for this project, or this person,’ – how about, ‘Oh, I need this for me!’
And so that leads me to the question….am I a bowl or a sieve? Do I let the wisdom pass through me or take up residence there? How different would it be if I filled my bowl and then overflowed onto and into my work?
Today I will reflect on that question…..and then take a good long look at my ‘bowl’ to make sure that it is empty enough to receive…..hmmmm….another topic for another day!